Home' Army Acquisition Logistics and Technology Magazine : Army ALT July-September 2016 Contents into development, increases the chances
of identifying a feasible solution and puts
competitive pressure on the contractor's
Preser ving the competitive edge for tacti-
cal direct re capability requires multiple,
unique relationships with our industrial
partners. ese partnerships require
the uni ed visions of industry and the
government based on give-and-take.
Although pro t is a signi cant consid-
eration, it is the joint long-term visions
that are unique in function, with indus-
try partners o ering capabilities that
We have taken on the challenge of sus-
taining those capabilities while increasing
performance for the Soldier. Doing so
requires routine engagement with indus-
try to adjust to changing environments
that meet the government's requirements
while respecting industry's economic
For more information, go to http://www.
pica.army.mil/peoammo/, or contact the
authors at moises.m.gutierrez.mil@mail.
COL. MOISES M. GUTIERREZ is the
PM MAS for PEO Ammunition, Picatinny
Arsenal, New Jersey. He holds an M.S. in
systems acquisition management from
Webster University, an M.S. in national
resource strategy from the Dwight D.
Eisenhower School for National Security
and Resource Strategy and a B.A. in pre-
law from the University of New Mexico.
He is also a graduate of the Armor O cer
Basic and Advanced Courses, the U.S. Army
Command and General Sta College and
the Defense Systems Management College of
Defense Acquisition University. He is Level
III certi ed in program management.
LT. COL. JOHN TODD MASTERNAK
is PEO Ammunition's product manager
for small-caliber ammunition. He holds
an M.S. in systems engineering from the
Stevens Institute of Technology and a B.S.
in industrial and systems engineering from
Ohio State University. He has served in the
Army as an Ordnance Corps and Acquisi-
tion Corps o cer for more than 20 years.
He is Level III certi ed in program man-
agement, and is a member of the Army
Acquisition Corps (AAC).
MR. CHRISTOPHER R. SEACORD is
PEO Ammunition's PD MC. He holds an
M.S. in information management from
Marymount University in Virginia and a
B.S. in computer and information systems
engineering from the University of Florida.
He has served in the Army as an engineer
o cer and Acquisition Corps o cer for
23 years, and after retirement from active
service continues to serve in the Acquisition
Corps as a DA civilian. He is Level III cer-
ti ed in program management and science
and technology management and Level I in
information technology. He is a member of
LT. COL. KYLE A. McFARLAND is the
Product Manager LC for PEO Ammuni-
tion. He holds an M.S.E. in mechanical
engineering from the University of Texas
at Austin and a B.S. in mechanical engi-
neering from the United States Military
Academy at West Point. He has served in
the Army as a eld artillery and Acquisi-
tion Corps o cer for more than 17 years.
He is Level III certi ed in program man-
agement and Level I certi ed in contracting,
and is a member of the AAC.
MP LOADS UP
A U.S. Army Reserve military police Soldier
holds two belts of 7.62 mm rounds for an
M240B machine gun qualification range at
Camp Atterbury, Indiana, during a three-day
training event in November 2015. As the man-
ager for all DOD procurements of direct fire
ammunition, PM MAS has learned that there's
no one form of military-industry cooperation
that works best---each family of ammunition
needs to be approached individually. (U.S.
Army photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret,
200th Military Police Command)
The gunner of an AH-64D Apache helicopter
assigned to the 3rd Combat Aviation Bri-
gade (CAB) fires the 30 mm cannon at the
Multi-Purpose Range Complex on Fort Stewart,
Georgia, in January. For the medium-caliber
family, like the 30 mm fired from the M230
chain gun shown here, DOD takes part in a
CRADA with industry whereby new ideas can
be floated, tested and developed jointly. (Photo
by Spc. Scott Lindblom, 3rd CAB Public Affairs)
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